We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
When the courts have already decided the Freedom of Speech is really freedom of expression and that includes all sorts of expression, from burning flags, to artistic expression. A logical extension of Freedom of the Press includes more than just printing presses to include radio, TV, cable, the internet and Reporters, journalists, opinion writers, editors, broadcasters, (Mythical fact finders). etc. Bloggers are just the latest in the technological extension of news and opinion. Funny how liberal "journalists" are being conservative in their protection of their career "rice bowl" . Where is the openness to new ideas and technology?